Using column labels instead of column numbers

I am using Excel 2000

I want to create a module to avoid using a lage number of complex formulas.

In Excel (Options) you can elect to use labels in formulas.

Can I use labels in a module and if I can, how do I reference them?

The reason for this is that I have to pass the spreadsheet on and the user 
is likely to insert columns, or reorder the columns,  without thinking of the 

What I am hoping is that by using labels, if the column is moved the 
calculations will still work as they will still be referncing the correct 

I am doing a job which would be better, and more easily, done in a database 
but that option is not available to me.

Thank you in advance for any help or assistance you can give me.

Sean Bishop
12/19/2009 12:30:01 PM
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On the worksheet menu use 

Insert - Names - Define

On the worksheet use the name as the reference like in any formula

In VBA use Ragne("ABC") wiht the named range in double quotes.

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12/19/2009 12:44:28 PM
Thank you Joel.

Once you had told me the answer was obvious but thank you anyway


"joel" wrote:

> On the worksheet menu use 
> Insert - Names - Define
> On the worksheet use the name as the reference like in any formula
> In VBA use Ragne("ABC") wiht the named range in double quotes.
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